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What are the major side affects of a surgery to remove a cyst from the tail bone?

What are the major side affects of a surgery to remove a cyst from the tail bone?

Tailbone cyst remove: The most common "cyst" in this region is a pilonidal cyst. It is in the skin and fat over the sacrum or very low back, part of our pelvis just above the tail bone. It should be removed as these trap hair and debris, and can become infected. Once healing is complete, there are no side effects from having these removed, except a scar in the upper butt cleft. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How is the post surgery in a case in which a bone spur is shaved down on the top midfoot?

How is the post surgery in a case in which a bone spur is shaved down on the top midfoot?

Surgical shoe...: If i was just shaving down a bone spur, i would put you in a surgical shoe to accommodate the surgical dressing. After the first dressing change - probably into a much smaller dressing - you may be able to return to regular shoe gear. Ask your surgeon for a time line. Pain should be minimal (to possibly moderate) and easily controlled. ...Read more

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in the walls of the stomac & in the tail of the pancreas a solid formation 12cm, a tumor. can be a gist?can be operated?what to do?

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 in the walls of the stomac & in the tail of the pancreas a solid formation 12cm, a tumor. can be a gist?can be operated?what to do?

Could be, need test: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are be either malignant or benign. However a 12 cm lesion is more likely to be malignant and needs additional testing including an endoscopy with ultrasound and biopsy (usually done by a gastroenterologist). Depending on pathology analysis, either Glevac can be used alone or with surgery. See a surgical oncologist if this is a malignant GIST. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

What are the major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

Pain: Pain particularly when sitting. Pain is improved when sitting on a donought cushion. ...Read more

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How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

Not: Very risky but as with any surgery could get infection, scar tissue. Since its small i imagine a few sutures bandage and surgical shoe for approx 2 weeks but without seeing it this is a guess. ...Read more

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I have significant amounts of fibrosis in the background of the slide of bone marrow tissue from the reaming for a femur nail. What could cause this?

I have significant amounts of fibrosis in the background of the slide of bone marrow tissue from the reaming for a femur nail. What could cause this?

Depends: If the fibrosis is there after the nail has been in place for a while, it may be just natural scarring that the body produces around a foreign body. However, if the fibrosis was found before the nail is in place, it could be a sign of a bone marrow problem; this would likely manifest with other symptoms like anemia or low platelet count. Discuss with your doctor to see the context! ...Read more

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I had 28 treatments of radiation on the brain for a benign tumor. Can it cause cancer else where in the body down the road ?

I had 28 treatments of radiation on the brain for a benign tumor. Can it cause cancer else where in the body down the road ?

Narrowing of the: field of exposure with radiation treatment is done to minimize the risk of side effects of treatment. Yes there is increased risk of thyroid tumors, other brain tumors and brain infarcts (stroke). You should review your situation with the doctors ( radiation oncologist especially) Each situation requires weighing the potential risks vs benefits. ...Read more

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What kind of dr do I need to remove a bone that is impacted in my sinus wall? This bone came from a surgery on other side of sinus

What kind of dr do I need to remove a bone that is impacted in my sinus wall? This bone came from a surgery on other side of sinus

ENT is choice: Presumably you know about your "impacted" bone in your sinuses because you had a scan or a nasopharyngoscopy or perhaps surgery. The only doctor who is competent to investigate further (might not be surgery by the way) in an ent, also known as an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What is the likely hood that a tumor can't be removed from the back right pariatial lobe? Near the lateral ventricle. Is this an inoperable area?

What is the likely hood that a tumor can't be removed from the back right pariatial lobe? Near the lateral ventricle. Is this an inoperable area?

Usually: Tumors in the right parietal lobe can usually be removed. Sometimes - depending on the pathology type of the tumor , you cant' remove the tumor completely. ...Read more

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Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

In severe cases: In infants in severe cases, cranioplasty can help with the skull shape but the risk increases as the child becomes older. Most posterior deformities are hidden by hair and do not cause any fuctional issue. If it is a medical necessity, insurance will cover it. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a small hole in the roof of the mouth under the skin? Will there be any major side effects? What are the Causes?

How do doctors treat a small hole in the roof of the mouth under the skin? Will there be any major side effects? What are the Causes?

Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, the AREAS of gaps in the roof of the mouth are deforming and need surgery (CLEFT PALATE). Without an exam, cannot say much: 1) these occur at birth. Problems from birth if they don't cause problems by adulthood probably won't. 2) but can (uncommonly) occur with other birth defects, but again, lung/skeletal/ear problems would have shown. ...Read more

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In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more

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What is the amount of time it take to recover from the removal of a tibial osteochondroma?

What is the amount of time it take to recover from the removal of a tibial osteochondroma?

Depends: Depends on location of osteochondroma. They are generally located near the knee. Most time off is due to healing of the wound that can take several weeks. If it is a pedunculated lesion it will not violate cortex too much and usually can weight bear as tolerated immediately after surgery. If it is sessile and requires alot of violation of cortex some degree of weight restriction may be requd. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a small chip fracture of the right talus anteriorly, what is the treatment for that?

I am suffering from a small chip fracture of the right talus anteriorly, what is the treatment for that?

Arthroscopy : Talar dome" chip" fractures are fairly common. If symptomatic , which they usually are, and anterior as u say, arththroscopic debridement( removal)w/ microfx. Is the treatment of choice . Fixation of these small mostly cartilaginous fragments doesn't work. If the fragment is acute and large it may heal in a cast.For larger lesions or ocd we have performed osteochondral autograft transfer(f/ knee). ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is the best way to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue?

What kind of surgery is the best way to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue?

Lumpectomy: A lumpectomy removes a breast tumor and a small rim of normal tissue in order to obtain negative margins. A lumpectomy should be performed without causing too much deformity to the breast (oncoplastic lumpectomy). ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more